Quick update time.
Turns out my goofy oil pressure warning light sensor fouled the PS pump. So, with that in mind along with the plan always being to switch to manual rack, we did just that.
Here's the AW11 rack (sans u-joint which came in later) complete with totally shagged inner tie-rods:
T3's bitchin' manual rack parts along with a fuel pressure gauge:
Here's the rack in the car:
On the motor front, everything is all together and in the car.
Here's the sweet new oil drain-back in place:
New flywheel and bolts:
And with the new clutch kit:
Fancy new intake gaskets:
Fuel setup with new connectors, refreshed injectors, etc.:
Here's the motor and trans before they went in:
So, what remains now is fixing the wiring the previous owners absolutely FUBAR'd, shrouding and mounting the new 10 inch fans, mounting and wiring my overkill digi-gauges and warning lights, breaking it in, then figuring out what is the next most critical area of concern once the engine is sorted. Getting close!